Kabul Afghanistan Taliban Crisis News Today Highlights: The formation of a new Afghan government by the Taliban, which was to be announced on Friday, has now been delayed by a day, according to the spokesman of the insurgents Zabiullah Mujahid. Mujahid said the announcement about the formation of the new government will now be made on Saturday – September 4.
PTI reported sources as saying that that Chairman of Taliban’s Political Office, Doha, Qatar Mulla Abdul Ghani Baradar is likely to be the head of the Taliban Government. “Consultations are almost finalised on the new government, and the necessary discussions have also been held about the cabinet,” Mufti Inamullah Samangani, a senior official in the Taliban’s information and culture commission, said.
Over two weeks after the Taliban took over Afghanistan, the hardline Islamists are all set to announce the formation of a new government in Kabul on the lines of the Iranian leadership, with the group’s top religious leader Mullah Hebatullah Akhundzada as Afghanistan’s supreme authority, a senior member of the group has said.
There are several names doing the rounds but nothing has been confirmed by the Taliban. The factionalism between Akhundzada vs Haqqani vs Mullah Baradar is what many believe is delaying the critical announcement.
The Taliban have been desperately trying to shed their brutal image of 90s. But looks like that the global powers are in the ‘wait and watch mode’. The US, as well as the UK, have said that they are not in any hurry to recognise the Taliban government. India is also silent on this issue.
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